Yemen: Locals beg for peace as country plunges into deeper crisis

Severely malnourished children, people hustling for food, destroyed buildings have been captured in the streets of Houthi-held Hodeida and Saada as the country continues to be in the midst of a civil war for more than three years, with the situation deemed as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. More than 1.8 million children from 6 months to 5 years old according to the World Food... Еще Program have become victims of malnutrition, with temporary hospitals as the one filmed in Saada assisting such kids and their families. As at least 3 million of Yemeni population is internally displaced, people are trying to find shelter in other parts of the country, though it doesn’t seem to comfort those who managed to move. Adel Abdullah, a displaced person from Hodeidah currently living in Saada describes: «The women are scared to death, every hour we see a plane. I'm not lying. We want peace and safety.» The Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the country's main point of entry for food aid. With 8.4 million Yemeni people forced to the brink of starvation according to the UN, the country has been plunged into a severe humanitarian crisis. People were seen queuing up at humanitarian aid distribution site in Hodeidah, waiting for food and sanitary kits. The Saudi-led war in Yemen started in 2015 as an attempt to crush Houthi rebels in the region and reinstall former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The conflict has created a dire humanitarian situation in the country.

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